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WARTRACE CK REC AREA, TN

Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just nine miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting and relaxing in the outdoors. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

Natural Features:

Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits, and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

Recreation:

The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor.

Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water.

Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

Facilities:

This wooded day-use area offers one large, group shelter. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a playground and boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

The historic town of Granville, TN is a 45-minute drive from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day annually in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows, and Confederate Civil War living history presentations.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hunting
  • Playground
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • A fee of $4 per vehicle will be charged upon arrival
  • For more information, please call (615) 735-1034

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.36056, -85.77583
36°21'38"N, 85°46'33"W

From Carthage, go 4 miles west on SR-25, then north on 80, and east on 85 past Gladice; park is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WARTRACE CK REC AREA
71 CORPS LANE
CARTHAGE TN 37030-9710

Phone Number:

Information: (615)678-4718